Amanda Payne

Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building,Room 131

+44 (0) 1772 89 4565

Subject Areas: Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Amanda joined the University of Central Lancashire in March 2013.  She is a lecturer and teaches a variety of modules; her research interests involve art and cultural tourism.  

Full Profile

Amanda teaches within the tourism, hospitality and event division.  Amanda also acts an academic advisor and is a module leader for the Strategic Management, Enterprise and International Field Studies modules.  Amanda has an extensive commercial background and has acted as a client manager and an event organiser - planning, organising and hosting numerous art events both nationally and internationally.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013 - PGCE Post 16 (Tourism, Hospitality and Events)
  • 2012 - M.Sc. International Hospitality and Event Management (UCLan)
  • 2011 - BA Honours Tourism Management (Staffordshire University)
  • 2010 - FdA Tourism Management (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Professional Qualifications

  • 2017 - APM Project Management

Research Activities

Doctoral Student – Amanda’s research is focused upon Southeast Asia and urban regeneration and poverty alleviation through art and cultural tourism. 

External Affiliations and Roles

Amanda has been a visiting lecturer at Xiamen University, China.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Amanda teaches across a range of tourism, hospitality and event management undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and combines her extensive commercial background with her academic knowledge.

Undergraduate introductory, intermediate and specialist modules and postgraduate units taught so far include:

Strategic Management, Skills development, Enterprise, Field Studies, Management Development, Global Hospitality: Themes and Brands, International Hospitality Management, Arts, culture and Heritage Events, Global Hospitality Case Studies, Global Hospitality: The Future, Managing Hospitality and Event Operations

Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects.